How often do you do your own projects around the house, such as assembling new furniture, hanging something up, or repairing something that has come apart? For some people, it could be as often as every day, while with others, they are shaking their heads believing that there is no way they could do anything themselves. Well no matter your skill set, and whether you believe in using tools or not, at some point in your life you are going to have to at least learn how to use some of them. The best part is many tools are easy to learn and there are so many tutorials online so you can learn how to use them.
One of the best tools that you can have around the house is a screwdriver. Now, most of us have used a screwdriver at least some point in our lives. Whether it was to build that new piece of furniture or to just hang something up on a wall. However, one tool that many contractors will say that you should upgrade to is an electric screwdriver! If you think you can do tasks fast around the house, just you wait until you get one of these.
Today we are going to be discussing what an electric screwdriver is and what you should look for when buying one. We hope that after reading this article, you feel confident about going out and purchasing one for yourself.
So, What is an Electric Screwdriver ?
Think of an electric screwdriver as basically a fancy form of a drill. The best kind of screwdrivers come with a head that is able to hold a small “bit.” These bits each have different ends that match a specific type of screw. For example, one bit may have a square end that can fit into the top of square screws. You put the screw on the bit, which is attached to the electric screwdriver and then by pressing the trigger, as you would a gun, it is able to go right into a wall or whatever you are using it for.
Imagine now you do not have to spend the agony working a manual screwdriver in a circular motion with your arm and easilygetting tired. This allows the setting up of new furniture to be done in record time and also allows you to save money.Electric screwdrivers come in a wide range of prices and features, with each one offering something unique. Now that you know what they are, what should you be looking for in one?
What to look for
If it is your first time buying an electric screwdriver a word of warning to you: There are a lot to choose from.Electric screwdrivers are very popular, which is why every single manufacturer of tools have various options for you in their line. This is why you need to know what to look for to find the best one for your needs.
The best electric screwdrivers come with a lot of bits to choose from, and can also hold more than one at once. They also have the ability toeasily switch between bits so you can change screws.
Some of the best also have a magnetized tip, so screws will never fall and you can easily pick one up, place it, and screw it in. This is what we look for: versatility! We like electric screwdrivers that are compact enough to fit in smaller areas and are light enough so they do not tire you out too easily. This allows you to spend a whole day on a project without having to stop and rest.
Another thing we look for is the overall craftsmanship of the product. Is it durable? Will it be able to last several years while doing various tasks around the house?
One thing you should note is that electric screwdrivers are mostly wireless nowadays, so they work on a charge. Some are charged through USB ports, others are charged at docking stations. It is integral to find one that can hold a charge for a long period of time, and that can charge fast once it dies on you.
By following these steps, you are well on your way to purchasing an electric screwdriver.